NMGS 2020 Hit-a-Thon Fundraiser
Our Hit-a-Thon fundraiser has been postponed until April due to suspension of all league activities in response to COVID-19 concerns. Once a new date has been set, we will make an announcement. In the meantime, please keep raising money! We appreciate your understanding, thank you!
On Saturday, March 21st Newport Mesa Girls Softball will be holding it’s annual Hit-a-Thon fundraising event. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. The money raised helps cover the costs of team equipment, field fees, league insurance, umpire fees, and much more. With your help, we are able to keep our player registration fees as low as possible. This year we will be holding our Hit-a-Thon at Tewinkle Park (970 Arlington Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626) beginning at 5pm. We will have a DJ playing and food will be available for purchase. Come out and support our league. It should be a fun night!
Online Fundraising Platform
To make collecting pledges easier than ever we have enlisted the services of 99pledges. Each player will have their own personal pledge page. You will receive an email invite to your page or you may visit https://app.99pledges.com/fund/2020nmgs and search for your player.
By using 99pledges this allows you to reach out to friends and family across the world via email and social media. The site also allows your sponsors to pledge via credit card using a secure site!
What to do Next
To make your fundraising campaign as successful as possible take these steps:
● Send emails to 10 of your closest friends and family right away!
● Make your donation immediately. This will encourage others to donate as well.
● Post to Facebook and Twitter (adding a picture or video message works really well)
How it Works
Each player will receive 10 pitches (6u players will get 10 swings off the tee). The hits will be recorded and entered onto each player’s pledge page. Pledges will be automatically deducted at that time based on the number of hits. All players will receive credit for a minimum of 5 hits, with a 10 hit maximum.
We have some great prizes lined up! There are several ways to earn prizes including:
- 1st Place Individual Fundraiser – iPad Mini
- 2nd Place Individual Fundraiser – Customized Batting Helmet
- 1st Place Overall Team – Pizza Party
- Furthest Hit in Each Division – Backpack Bat Bag
Trojan Financial Solutions
Home Loan Referral Program
During the 2020 season, our event sponsor, Trojan Financial Solutions, will donate $1,000.00 directly to NMGS for each refinance or purchase loan they close from an NMGS referral. If you are interested and would like more information, please complete the inquiry form on this page http://www.trojanfs.com/nmgs.
Hit-a-Thon Fundraiser FAQ
Why a hit-a-thon?
We were looking for something simple that allowed players the possibility to collect smaller dollar amounts (if desired) from a potentially larger pool. Since there is no fixed cost or perishable items to deliver, players can now collect donations from friends and relatives regardless of where they live. We also felt that a hit-a-thon would help build a sense of community amongst the league by creating a fun event for all to enjoy.
How will players collect money?
Each player will have their own web page that they can share via email or social media. Donations can be made through the website via credit or debit card. Players will also have the option of collecting cash or check donations and submitting manually.
How much will each player need to raise?
Every player is required to raise a minimum of $75 and will have a goal amount of $150.
When is the hit-a-thon scheduled for?
The hit-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday March 21st, 2020 beginning at 5pm. Please mark the date on your calendar! This year the event will be held at Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa.
Why do we need a fundraiser at all?
The money raised through this fundraiser helps cover the costs of team equipment, field fees, league insurance, umpire fees, and much more. With your help, we are able to keep our player registration fees as low as possible.